. "We ordered as many [episodes] as they could produce with Emily," explained Kevin Reilly. "If they can produce 22 when she comes back, that's what they'll make."
Fox had previously ordered an additional four episodes, bringing the season total to 17, scheduled to air later in 2012. So, if a full season comes into fruition fans can expect to see those episodes into the Summer. Bones Creator Hart Hanson gushed with confidence about season 7's success, calling the series "reinvigorated". Hanson went even then further, revealing via Skype his expectation of a Bones season 8. Hart revealed that he believed it was Booth and Brennan's new relationship dynamic and upcoming child that has given new life to the hit series.